Weekly Digest (26th-03rd May 2013)


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Earnings-Mar13

Naukri Profit Down 16.62% In FY13; Net Sales At Rs 434.9 Crore
Airtel India Q4-FY13: 43.49M Mobile Internet Connections; Data ARPU at Rs 55
Facebook Asia: ARPU $0.64, 319M Monthly Active Users In Q1-2013
Uninor Q1-2013 ARPU At Rs 94; NOK 185M EBITDA Loss

Investment & M&A

Online Brand Store Bluegape.com Raises Seed Round
Airtel Raises $1.26 Bn From Qatar Foundation For 5% Stake
Voylla.com Raises Rs 2.5 Crore From Snow Leopard Technology Ventures
Airtel To Buy Remaining 30% Stake In Airtel Bangladesh From Warid
Spice Global Invests In Silicon Valley Based VC Firm Formation 8

Other Updates:

Delhi High Court Asks Govt To Explain Why Minors Can Register For Facebook
Tripvillas Partners With HomeAway For Holiday Rental Listings
BlackBerry Appoints Sunil Lalvani As Managing Director In India
Digest: DoT, Maharashtra Public Service Commission, Dhingana & More

iDubba Launches TV Show Chat Room App iCouch; Partners With Zee Cafe
Readwhere Partners Comic Con India To Offer Free Digital Comics
Pikboo.com Offers Platform To Build Websites For Kids
Datawind To Launch Under $100 4G LTE Phablets In 2013

Opera SAMW March 2013: Samsung, Google Tops; Users Use More Data On Facebook
YourMP App Offers Parliamentary Debates, Questions & Member Bios
RCOM Inks 2G Intra Circle Roaming Deal With Aircel
On The Private Ownership of Aadhaar Data – Usha Ramanathan

RIL Joins Consortium To Setup Submarine Cable System
Google Got 160 Content Removal Requests From Indian Govt Between July-Dec 2012
TiE India Internet Day: On Smartphones, Mobile App Monetization & Indic Languages
Rishi Khiani’s Ant Farm Launches Advertising Venture Fork Media

On Rediff’s Redesign: More Visual, More Cluttered
MapmyIndia Releases v8.0 Maps; Adds Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Regions
MouthShut Challenges IT Rules In The Supreme Court Of India
Avg SMS Spam Complaints In India Decline To 27,760 Per Month For Sep 2011-Apr 2013

Airtel Offers Free Xbox Games & Xbox LIVE Gold Subscriptions To Its Broadband Customers
Industry Moves: Star TV, ValueFirst Digital Media
Creative Tree Project: On Internet Piracy, ISP Liability, DRM For Movies, Books, Cricket

Useful Lists:

Deals: VC, PE & M&A In Internet, Mobile, Media in India
Short Code Services in India
Circlewise List Of Telecom Operators in India
Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India
Digital Payment Companies in India
Advertising Networks in India

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